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Timez Attack

Posted by freeschool on January 17, 2008

Timez Attack is a great math game for kids to help them learn their multiplication.  What’s different about Timez Attack is that it’s fun enough that kids might not notice that they are playing an “educational game.”  This is because the interface is built like a FPS (first person shooter) style game, like Doom, Halo, or Half-Life.  Instead of shooting the bad guys, you’re shooting monsters a solving multiplication problems.

There is a free version or full version for $39.99.

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Mastering math and science learning

Posted by freeschool on January 11, 2008

Pickthebrain directs us on how to master math and science learning.  The strategies include:

  • Get comfortable with your formulas.
    • Start off by keeping a special section of your notebook specifically for formulas. As you learn new ones, write them down. Review your formula list as often as possible, at least a few times a week. You don’t need to spend a lot of time — it’s more important to review frequently. The idea is to build familiarity.
  • Do problems
    • They only way to get this knowledge is experience.

You’ll also find that memorizing important formulas and working through problems will improve your understanding of the broader concepts and how they fit together.

via LifeHack 

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